IFAA Forum: How South Africa and Corporates are fueling the crisis in Cabo Delgado

IFAA, in partnership with Surplus and Shack Dwellers International invites you to a public forum entitled ‘How South Africa and Corporates are fueling the crisis in Cabo Delgado (Mozambique)’, presented by Ilham Rawoot of Justica Ambiental/Friends of the Earth Mozambique. For IFAA this will be our first live event/online since the onset of the Covid-19... Continue Reading →

We celebrate Woman’s Day

IFAA marks Women’s Day with the first episode in our series of podcasts ’Pan African Sojourners’. In this episode we interview Nonhle  Mbuthuma of the Amadiba Crisis Committee in Xolobeni, Eastern Cape. She explains how the community has been fighting the coercive imposition of extractivist projects in their ancestral lands. Listen to it on Spotify ... Continue Reading →

Forum: What is happening in Ethiopia? Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Crises of Society and State in Africa

What is happening in Ethiopia? Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Crises of Society and State in Africa Jointly organised by the Socialist Students and Workers Network (SSWN), International Socialist Organisation Ghana (ISO Gh) and the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) In the early 1990s, a wave of democratisation ended dictatorships and led to transitions to electoral... Continue Reading →

IFAA Public Forum: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Labour, Gender and Economic Justice

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), if successfully implemented, holds the prospect of lifting 30 million Africans out of extreme poverty and boosting the continent’s income by $450 billion by 2035, amongst many other touted benefits.  There is a clear global consensus that creating a single, continent-wide market for goods and services, business and... Continue Reading →

IFAA Public Forum: Youth Unemployment

The Institute for African Alternatives will mark Youth Day by inviting you to attend a public discussion on the critical challenge of Youth Unemployment on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 3pm. Youth Unemployment is one of South Africa’s most formidable challenges and now even more exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite massive government investment in... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Professor Vishnu Padayachee

“…[W]e will miss your boundless energy, your strength, your wisdom, your uncompromising intellectual incisiveness in the interests of the fundamental social transformation of our country; in the interests of the masses and not an elite.” These are the words of world-renowned economist and  intellectual, Professor Vishnu Padayachee, who passed away on 29 May 2021. He... Continue Reading →

New Agenda 80 is out!

Has Parliament failed the people of South Africa? The National Assembly Speaker,Thandi Modise, conceded as much at the Zondo Commission, saying that Parliament has neglected its oversight duties. The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) asked the experts, and ordinary citizens, what Parliament can do to uphold the checks and balances in our Constitution.  Former President... Continue Reading →

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